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Ever wonder what is a WDO?

A WDO inspection in Florida refers to a "Wood-Destroying Organism" inspection. It is a specific type of inspection commonly conducted during the process of buying or selling a property, particularly for real estate transactions.

The primary purpose of a WDO inspection is to assess the presence of wood-destroying organisms, such as termites, wood-boring beetles, carpenter ants, and wood decay fungi. These organisms can cause significant damage to wooden structures, compromising the integrity of the building.

During a WDO inspection, one of our licensed inspectors thoroughly examines the property, looking for evidence of wood-destroying organisms and any existing damage they may have caused. The inspection typically covers both the interior and exterior of the building, including attics, basements, crawl spaces, and other areas where wood is present.

The results of the WDO inspection are usually documented in a detailed report, which may include findings of active or past infestations, areas of concern, and recommendations for necessary treatments or repairs. This information is crucial for the parties involved in the real estate transaction to make informed decisions about the property's condition and any potential remediation needed.

Keep in mind that regulations and requirements might have changed since this blog was posted, so Patriot Pest Management recommends checking with local authorities or a licensed professional to get the most current and accurate information about WDO inspections in Florida.

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